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Samuel Knight: Notes on Cambridgeshire churches

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.21

Scope and Contents

With drafts of his lives of Erasmus and John Colet. The book was formerly used by an unidentified 17th cent. divine to draft sermons. Among the notes (fos 60-2) are copies of the wills of John Sixtin (24 Mar. 1518), John Yonge (25 Apr 1516), Andrew Ammonius (17 Aug. 1517), and William Lychefeld (2 Nov. 1517).


  • Creation: 1200-1700 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Belonged to Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts. After Knight's death in 1746, the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1861.


Knight's Lives of Erasmus and of John Colet were published in London in 1724 and 1726 respectively.
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